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8 Images to Understand the Drought in the Southwest

8 Images to Understand the Drought in the Southwest

In states like Missouri, last summer’s drought was downright scary. Farmers saw their corn shrivel in the fields, ranchers ran out of feed for their cattle, and commerce on the Mississippi River slowed to a crawl, as barges struggled to avoid newly exposed rocks on the low-flowing river. But this spring brought relief. And now, after one of the… Read More

Crop Yields Inadequate to Feed the World by 2050: Study

Crop Yields Inadequate to Feed the World by 2050: Study

If the world is to grow enough food for the projected global population in 2050, agricultural productivity will have to rise by at least 60 percent, and may need to more than double, according to researchers who have studied global crop yields. They say that productivity is not rising fast enough at present to meet the likely demands on agricultur… Read More

California’s Snow Loss to Hit Winter Sports, Water Supply

California’s Snow Loss to Hit Winter Sports, Water Supply

By mid-century, the snow-capped mountains of Southern California will be a lot less snowy, according to a new study from the University of California Los Angeles. The mountains beyond Pasadena, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Venice Beach and other iconic addresses will have 30 to 40 percent less snow on top and none at all at lower elevations. And by 2… Read More

From Rivers to Airports to Ice, Water Takes Center Stage

From Rivers to Airports to Ice, Water Takes Center Stage

From ice to rivers to flooding, water dominates the stage in a slideshow of the week's top climate news. … Read More

As Calgary Floods, Scientists Warn of Rising Risks

As Calgary Floods, Scientists Warn of Rising Risks

While the triggers for each of these flooding events have been unique and complex, involving everything from the location and operation of dams and other water management infrastructure to weather patterns that seemed to get stuck in place, new scientific research shows that, during the course of the next several decades, global warming is likely t… Read More

Campaign for Climate Resilience Spreads Across U.S.

Campaign for Climate Resilience Spreads Across U.S.

On Tuesday, 45 local elected officials, including the mayors of Denver, Des Moines, Iowa, Kansas City, Mo., and San Diego, signed on to a new campaign to share information and take actions that would bolster their communities against the multifaceted challenges posed by global climate change, including more frequent and severe extreme weather event… Read More

Record 2012 Greenland Melt Challenges Climate Models

Record 2012 Greenland Melt Challenges Climate Models

A weather pattern that may have become more common in recent years was largely responsible for causing last summer’s record melt in Greenland, according to a new study. The research, published this week in the International Journal of Climatology, found that a giant protective dome of high pressure established itself above Greenland throughout the … Read More

U.S. Airports Face Increasing Threat From Rising Seas

U.S. Airports Face Increasing Threat From Rising Seas

This was not the first time that LaGuardia suffered major flooding during a storm, nor will it be the last. Due to climate change-related sea level rise, LaGuardia and other coastal hubs throughout the U.S. face a growing risk of coastal flooding during even modest storms.… Read More